At some point during the last year or two, I made this rye whiskey pineapple cocktail and made a note of it in my phone. I don’t know what inspired it or the story behind it’s creation, all I have is the recipe which I found a few weeks ago when cleaning out my notes. I made the drink a few more times since then and still agreed that I liked it. And now I’m sharing the recipe so you can enjoy it as well.
I don’t know about you, but the notes app in my phone can be a scary place sometimes. I take notes of everything I need to remember – from grocery lists to drink ideas and more. Every once in awhile I go through it and find little gems like this rye whiskey pineapple cocktail recipe. Or I remember that I still need to place my Amazon order which at this point is going to be pretty expensive.
Perhaps I’ll put that order off a little bit longer and instead make myself another drink. That always seems to work out okay for me. Anyway, back to this rye whiskey pineapple cocktail. It’s not anything super fancy. Three ingredients plus some bitters. Simple, yet satisfying – perfect for after a long day at work.
I did a bit of searching after making this cocktail and found that it’s a play on the Algonquin which is rye whiskey, pineapple juice and French vermouth. The Algonquin has different proportions for the pineapple and vermouth and no bitters or garnish. But, since it’s similar I decided to name it the Algonquin Redux. Seemed fancier than just calling it a rye whiskey pineapple cocktail. And now I think I’ll go try the original version.
- 1-1/2 ounces rye whiskey
- ½ ounce Dolin Blanc Vermouth
- 1 ounce unsweetened pineapple juice
- 2 dashes angostura bitters
- Homemade brandied cherry for garnish
- Add all ingredients except for the garnish to a cocktail shaker and fill with ice.
- Shake and strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
- Garnish with one or two brandied cherries and enjoy.
- Note: I chose to shake this cocktail to get a little bit of foam at the top. It could also be stirred if you so desired.
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